Candy & Peanut Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Candy & Peanut Jumble Cookies

Old fashioned oatmeal cookies are jumbled up with peanuts and candy.

15 min. prep time
2 dozen cookies
454 Ratings


1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped salted peanuts
1 (14-ounce) package (2 cups) candy-coated milk chocolate pieces


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine sugar, brown sugar, margarine, eggs and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until light and fluffy. Add all remaining ingredients except peanuts and candy; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in peanuts and chocolate pieces.

Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls, 2-inches apart, onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 12-18 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack.


VariationCandy & Peanut Bar Cookies:
Prepare cookie dough as directed above. Press dough into greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan with lightly floured hands. Bake 23-27 minutes.

Recipe Tip

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Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 330

Fat: 16g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 210mg

Carbohydrates: 43g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #15243©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This is the first time I've made these cookies - I love them. I used butter, not margarine, and decreased the baking time to about 18". The are very firm and crunchy cookies, which I like.
I have been making these cookies for years. I use real butter in place of the margarine. This is the best M & M cookie recipe because the oats prevent the candies from sinking to the bottom of the cookie and burning on the sheet during baking. They are a staple for every holiday in my house. As soon as those holiday M & M's show up in stores, these cookies get made in my house!
Great cookie, great taste. However instead of margarine, I used land of lakes butter and shorten the bake time just a bit. My family gobbled them up.
My family all got together and made these tasty cookies! The recipe was easy to follow and gave us great quality time together.

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